Intercity direct supplement
Travel much faster with Intercity direct
- Travel much faster with Intercity direct between Amsterdam Central, Schiphol, Rotterdam Central and Breda
- Children with a Railrunner don't pay any supplement on Intercity direct
- Easy to buy at the last minute from a Supplement post
- You only need an Intercity direct supplement with your NS ticket
- Save money by travelling on an Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket
What is the Toeslag Intercity direct?
The Toeslag Intercity direct is a supplement paid on Intercity direct services. You pay the supplement on your NS ticket if you are travelling on the Intercity direct between Schiphol and Rotterdam for part or all of your journey. The supplement is available for single and return journeys, and as a monthly or annual supplement with your NS season ticket.
Do you always have to pay the Intercity direct supplement if you are travelling on an Intercity direct service?
You must buy the supplement in addition to an NS ticket if you are travelling on the Intercity direct between Schiphol and Rotterdam for part or all of your journey. The supplement still has to be paid if you need to divert your journey due to disrupted services. There are 1 or 2 exceptions where the Intercity direct supplement does not apply, such as where a child is travelling with you on a Railrunnerticket.
Can I cancel an Intercity direct supplement immediately?
If you buy an Intercity direct supplement from the Supplement post with your OV-chipkaart, you can cancel it at the same station again if you think you do not need it. Hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the Supplement post to cancel the supplement.
Can I buy an Intercity direct supplement on the train too?
Customers can also buy individual supplements on board of the Intercity direct. Buying a supplement on the train costs € 5,00, plus a € 5,00 administrative charge, for a single journey.
If I buy a ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam from the machine, does that include an Intercity direct supplement already?
When you buy a ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam or vice versa, the machine will ask you if you want to travel by IC direct. If you say yes, you will get 2 single-use smart cards from the machine: one NS ticket from Amsterdam to Rotterdam and one for the supplement.